On January 20, 2018, the anniversary of the inauguration of President Trump, DA Stockholm-Uppsala held a volunteer training workshop. About twenty volunteers learned how to phonebank and help Americans register to vote/request an absentee ballot.
Contact me if you are also interested in volunteering or just sign up using the tab above that says "Take action" and then "Volunteer" (you must be signed in to do this)!
This spring we will be holding voter registration and After work events every month to maximize our effort to help you exercise your right to vote! Check out the events on the Events page above or on our Facebook page.
Our membership drive is in full swing, as you probably have noticed if you are active on Facebook. Thank you to all who donated to and participated in the brewery tour at Nya Carnegie Bryggeriet, at which we were able to raise almost 15,000 SEK! Thanks especially to our hosts:
Deedee Gierow and
This money is now being used to promote the membership drive on Facebook and elsewhere. Then, in January we will start a big push to take back congress in November.
But we still need your help. Please tell your American friends in Sweden about Democrats Abroad and encourage them to sign up! Don't forget to tell them that it is free.
And as usual, consider donating! Your contributions help us not just to boost events on Facebook, but also to purchase buttons and t-shirts and to do the phonebanking that is so essential for getting out the vote.
Tonight the DA Sweden-Stockholm steering committee decided on a membership target for the rest of 2017. We will aim to add 500 new members to our list, an effective increase of 42% from today!
Why do we want to increase our membership? Its important for us to grow so that we can help democrats living abroad to vote. This is our primary function as an organization. The more of us who vote, the more likely we are to WIN BACK CONGRESS IN 2018!!!
How are we going to grow? We have several strategies for growing, including organizing events where we think we can recruit Americans (see our July 4th event below), advertizing where Americans living in Stockholm can see us, and through membership drives like the one we'll be kicking off this fall.
How can you help? If everyone who is currently a member recruited only one more member, then we would double our membership. So please refer a friend or family member. Send 'em to www.democratsabroad.org/join!
Welcome to Democrats Abroad Stockholm-Uppsala!
DA Stockholm-Uppsala is a chapter of DA Sweden, the official country committee for US Democrats living in Sweden. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - we have events planned throughout the year, and encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch.
If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in Stockholm and Uppsala, please contact us.